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The Act requires all health insurers providing coverage in Georgia, including publicly funded health plans, to provide coverage for at least forty-eight hours of inpatient care for a mother and newborn following an uncomplicated vaginal birth and at least ninety-six hours of care following a cesarean delivery. The Act provides that if a mother and her physician decide upon a shorter length of stay, the insurer must provide coverage for up to two visits, either in an office or the home as desired by the mother and her physician, by the physician, a physician's assistant, or a registered nurse. The Act also prevents insurers from penalizing doctors either monetarily or by excluding them from providing care under the insurer's plan when the prescribe patient care in conformity with the Act.

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